Being a Caregiver
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Herewith top tips:
Creating your Caregiver Profile Video
Ready to search for clients on the
Herewith Pro app?
Ready to search for clients on the Herewith Pro app? We encourage all new in-home caregivers to fill out every section of your profile, including making a video! That way, we can show you options that really match what you’re looking for, making your job search faster and more rewarding.
Boost your visibility with a profile video
Why does a profile video make such a big difference with in-home care? Because your future clients and their families want to get to know you, and your video gives them a chance to do just that without even picking up the phone.
We’ve found that caregivers who posted a warm, friendly 30-second video profile ranked highest among families on our app. Show that you’re a top candidate with a profile video!
Make a strong first impression
Cut down on unnecessary interviews
Stand out among other candidates
A good fit for a caregiver job can mean something different to everyone, so how can we help you find it? With a profile video that shares a little bit about you. Combined with all the details you enter on your profile—like rate of pay, distance you want to travel, schedule, and what types of care you currently provide—this helps find you a client that meets your needs. A better fit means less time switching jobs, and more time to live your life.
How to make a great profile video
Not sure how to get started? Not to worry—we’ve got you covered. Check out these tips for making your video stand out.
1. Plan what you’d like to say
Take a few minutes to jot down some notes for yourself. Need some inspiration? Browse our example videos & download our handy Profile Video Planner t o make it easy.
2. Look fresh
Here’s a chance to make a great first impression. Families love seeing professional attire and a neutral, tidy background.
3. Do a sound check
Find a quiet space to record — it’s important that your future clients can hear you nice and clearly. Practice a couple times to feel confident!
4. Relax & be yourself
This is all about sharing who you are. Simply follow the prompts and let your person ality shine through — and don’t forget to share a warm smile!
5. Take your time
Not satisfied? You can re-record until you get the perfect take. Most caregivers re-record their video profile at least 3-5 times.
Let’s talk strategy: What do clients want to hear in your profile video?
The best way to feel confident about what you’ll say in your video is to plan ahead. So grab a pen and a notebook, or get ready to tap out a list on your phone.
Just imagine you are introducing yourself… because that’s exactly what you’re doing! Start by making a list of things you want a future client to know about you. Try coming up with a couple quick and easy things like where you’re from and how long you’ve been a caregiver. Then, branch out into something more personal, like what inspires you about caregiving.
We’ve put together an easy, printable Profile Video Planner to help you brainstorm.
Here are a few topics to consider:
Your name and where you’re from
How long you’ve been a caregiver
Special credentials, certificates, or schools you’ve attended
What inspires you about caregiving
Your favorite memory of working with a client
A little bit about your personality as a caregiver (Bonus: give an example!)
A time when you felt you were able to make a difference in your client’s life
What do you like to do outside of work? (Do you love gardening, spending time with family, or have a favorite sport?)
Remember your client is looking for reasons to get excited about you, your personality, and style of care. Aim for friendliness, openness, and empathy, and most of all, be yourself and have fun!
Next time a client reaches out for an interview, you can take it as an extra vote of confidence that they’re excited about what you shared and are ready to learn more.